Described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and "the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA," FCPA Professor has been named a Top Law Blog for in-house counsel by Corporate Counsel, a Top 25 Business Law Blog by LexisNexis, and a top 100 Legal Blog by the American Bar Association. FCPA Professor readers include a world-wide audience of attorneys, business and compliance professionals, government agencies, scholars and students, journalists and other interested persons.
In addition to covering the “who, what, and where” of FCPA enforcement actions, news, and related topics, FCPA Professor also explores the more analytical “why” questions increasingly present in this current era of aggressive enforcement. By injecting a candid and informed scholarly voice into the issues, FCPA Professor fosters a forum for critical analysis and discussion of the FCPA and related topics. Consistent with this mission, FCPA Professor frequently publishes guest commentary on the FCPA and related topics.
FCPA Professor was created by Professor Mike Koehler in 2009 and is owned by FCPA Professor LLC.
FCPA Professor is complimented by this Twitter feed (named a top 15 Twitter feed all securities and corporate litigators should follow); this YouTube channel that provides video content regarding the FCPA and related topics; and this Scribd page which contains hundreds of hard to find FCPA documents.
Professor Koehler is the founder and editor of the FCPA Professor website.
Professor Koehler’s expertise and views are informed by a decade of FCPA practice experience at a leading international law firm during which he conducted FCPA investigations around the world, negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies, and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment. His FCPA insights are further informed by having read and analyzed: the FCPA's entire legislative history, every FCPA enforcement action, every FCPA judicial decision, and other information and sources of guidance relevant to the FCPA.
Leading law reviews, journals and other publications have published Professor Koehler’s scholarship (all of his writings can be downloaded here) and he is also a frequent featured source on the FCPA and related topics in various media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Financial Times, Reuters, The Economist, Time, National Public Radio, CNN, BBC, and Al Jazerra.
Professor Koehler is a law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and was previously a law professor in the College of Business at Butler University. Professor Koehler can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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FCPA Professor is intended for public discussion of issues related to the FCPA and related topics. You should not use FCPA Professor as a substitute for specific, fact-based legal advice as to any FCPA issue. The topics discussed on FCPA Professor do not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed by visiting FCPA Professor, by leaving comments on this site, or by emailing Professor Koehler. If you do contact Professor Koehler via e-mail or otherwise, no assurance is given that receipt of your information will be secure or treated as confidential.